PLEASE HELP. I EXTRACTED THE ROAD CONTOURS FROM CORRIDOR SURFACE ( ONLY 2' CONTOURS ) I THEN ADDED THESE 2' CONTOURS BACK TO MY PROPOSED SURFACE. NOW THE MODEL HAS INTERPOLATED THE 1' CONTOURS ALL CRAZY AND MY PROFILE IS ALL BUMPY. ANY IDEAS FOR ME? THANKS!
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It's not clear what you're trying to do. How did you make your 'Proposed surface' ?
Typically the workflow is to create a corridor surface, then create a new surface called Finish Ground. The FG surface is empty. Now paste EG into the FG surface and then paste the corridor surface into FG.
That keeps the different surfaces from negatively affecting each other. You can update the corridor surface all you want and it will be reflected in the FG surface.
Do you have another surface that you are trying to also show in your FG surface? Is that why you are trying to extract and re-insert your corridor surface contours?
Turn the corridor off in the surface definitions. It sounds like you are done with it.
I dont have the corridor in my surface. i extracted the contours and added them to finished surface. i need to figure out how to incorporated the corridor surface into my finished surface.
I have a large site. I did a mass grading plan across site. then created corridor for road, extracted contours, and hand seamed the contours together with mass grading contours. then I added these "seamed" contours to finished ground surface. is this not correct workflow? Where are these crazy 1' contours coming from? i only want / need the 2' contours. how can I make the model forget about the 1' contours all together? i know how to display only 2' contours but it still represents them in the model. thanks!
Using contours to create a surface is arguably the most inefficient method. Instead of adding the contours into your proposed surface, paste the corridor surface into your proposed surface (right click on 'edits' under the surface definition in the prospector. That way it will also stay dynamic when you modify your corridor.
I agree with the other posts here. You should be pasting your corridor surface into you FG surface.
The reason the surface created from contours did not work as expected is because there are no breaklines at the edge of pavement, top of slope, bottom of the ditch, etc.
Another viable option would be to create feature lines from the corridor and define them as breaklines in your FG surface. This would give you the results you want in your surface but it requires more steps and takes more time.
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